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Grantley Herbert Adams

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Grantley Herbert Adams (April 28, 1898 - November 28, 1971) was a Barbados politician. He served as the first Premier of Barbados, and as the first and only Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation.

He was president of the Barbados Workers' Union from 1941 to 1954, after being leader of the Barbados Labour Party from 1938. He became the first Premier of a self-governing Barbados, and in 1958 became Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation.

The Sir Grantley Adams International Airport located in Christ Church, Barbados was renamed after the former premier in 1976.

See Also

References

  • F. A. Hoyes. The Rise of West Indian Democracy: The Life and Times of Sir Grantley Adams. Advocate Press (1963).


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